Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest is set to hold a huge party his new hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, to feed the city's needy over he Christmas holidays.

The producer bought a $1.15 million (GBP638,800) mansion in the city in August (04), after spending a number of months in Hawaii following his acrimonious split from Minnelli.

And now he's planning a 6 December (04) holiday gala at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, with tickets ranging from $45 (GBP25) to $25,000 (GBP13,800).

Performers confirmed for the show include the Doobie Brothers, CRYSTAL GAYLE and Gest's former client Al Green.

23/11/2004 02:37